"It is the meaning-ful character of the encounter between physical, organic bodies and the material externalization of their life worlds that mediates between the inner and the outer, the self and the world."
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
According to its mission statement, the network "support, enhance and promote societal, cultural and scientific activities in Estonia, specifically in Tartu."
The general aim of the project „Tolerant Tartu Advocacy Network" is to develop a model of Tartu as a city of tolerance where people enjoy living together, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and other personal characteristics."The project is funded by "Sihtasutus Kodanikuühiskonna Sihtkapital" (KÜSK) - The National Foundation of Civil Society, and organized under Domus Dorpatensis. Events for the coming year here.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
It is based on the 16 plenary talks given at the Congress as well as input from over 80 chairs and co-chairs of the 58 parallel sessions held at the Congress.The preface refers to the proceedings, where my abstract 'The nature view held by environmentalists: Attitudes in the Norwegian environmental establishment' is included, among 1,400 others. "Most of the approximately 2500 people attending the Congress were researchers, many of whom have also been contributors to the IPCC reports. Participants came from nearly 80 different countries" (I was there as the only representative from Estonia).
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
A written version, to be submitted to the congress proceedings, will be prepared within October 15th.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
2. The Journal of Environmental philosophy has responded to my submission 'Notes toward a natural history of the phenomenal world', which they want me to re-submit in a partly rewritten form. I am currently studying the naturalization of phenomenology.
3. The anthology now entitled 'Environment, embodiment and history', to be edited by Johannes Servan (University of Bergen) and Ane Faugstad Aarø (Hermes Text/UiB) moves forward. Of 10 confirmed contributors so far, I am the most Junior one.
"The anthology will have a theoretical approach that is grounded in phenomenology, but we welcome contributions from various theoretical schools that will address, criticize or discuss the phenomenological tradition within the questions of environment and embodiment."
My contribution might concern both the conception of an Uexküllian phenomenology and my work with Scandinavian wolf management. The editors are further challenging me to address the topic of 'wildness' in its relation to taming, control and domination.
Monday, 15 June 2009
In this presentation I will compare my ecosemiotic concept of a human ontological niche with the concept of an ecological footprint, with respect to how either of these can be applied as tools in mapping human impact in nature.This will be my second poster presentation, following March's 'The nature view held by environmentalists. Attitudes in the Norwegian environmental establishment'.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
A whole new beginning for ethics?
A call for moral treatment
Agents and their subjects (and their needs)
An explicit account of otherness (or: a pretty good reason for hitting someone)
“You may recognize otherness and still shoot the guy”
Kalevi Kull on why good is to be done
Dog with puppies vs. mafia chieftain
An animal nevertheless (a being of Gaia)
Becoming a semiotic animal
Semioethics: A household word
A revolutionary of sorts
The transcript reads:
MT My name is Morten Tønnessen, I’m a PhD student at Department of Semiotics. And – you talked about the difference between physical existence and fictional existence. And I would like you to say something about what role fiction can be said to play within natural science, or applied science.
UE No... No, I missed ... the real question.
MT Let me finish. First, it’s obvious of course that imagination and creativity are fundamental traits of humans in many walks of life. And often in applied science, we start out with imagining something that does not exist – it’s totally mind-dependent; and then we carry it into life. So it actually turns into something with a physical existence. Isn’t that the work of fiction?
UE No! I... Take, for instance the cold fusion. Typical example of a scientific hoax. It was untrue. I don’t say that fiction is mistake – which is different. Ptolemy believed in good faith the Earth was still immobile, huh? – and the Sun turned. It was not making fiction – it was committing a mistake. Simple and believed. I say that there is fiction when the author pretends to say the truth, and asks you to pretend that you are believing it. In this case you are in a fictional world. If not, it’s a lie. If I tell you there is an elephant outside, and you naively go out to see whether it is there or not, that is not a case of fiction, I am only a damn liar, that’s all. And you are too much naive, hehe. Except, you are not Thomas Aquinas, because it seems that ... comrades told him, because he was only studying, huh? – 'Thomas, there is an ass flying on the skies', and... (mimics Thomas looking to the skies:) Uh? He went out to look, and, there was not... they laughed: Ahaha... And he said, ‘I believed it was more, very similar... that there was an ass flying.’ Then the monk lied, ehehehe...
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Most viewed as of June 2nd, 2009 (Feb. 11th in parenthesis)
2 (2) Umwelt ethics 317 (166 = +151)
3 (3) Historieløst om klima 204 (110 = +94)
4 (4) Hvem har ansvaret for volden? 177 (102 = +75)
5 (4) SemioPhenomenon poster 166 (102 = +64)
6 (up) Must Naine Tartus 152
7 (-) Steps to a Semiotics of Being 151 (0 = +151)
Latest additions: CV, Preludium til romanen HUFF, 'The Nature View Held by Environmentalists' abstract/poster. For a full list of my uploaded documents, see here. For a previous post on views on Scribd, see here.